Plenty of value to be had in the Haskell

Monmouth’s biggest race of the year, the Grade I, $1 million Haskell Invitational, takes place this Sunday. Seven three-year-old colts, all of whom participated in the Triple Crown series, will fight it out over 1 1/8th-miles on the main course. The Haskell goes as Race 12 of 14, with an approximate post time of 5:47…

Vale Dori, Stellar Wind square off again in Clement L. Hirsch

The Grade I, 300,000 Clement L. Hirsch is the feature race at Del Mar this Sunday. A field of five has assembled for this 1 1/16th-mile test over the main course. Multiple stakes winner VALE DORI will attempt to avenge her loss in the Beholder Mile to STELLAR WIND, the defending Hirsch champion. Post time…

Drefong faces tough assignment in Bing Crosby

The Grade I, $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes is the feature race at Del Mar this Saturday. A field of nine will go postward at approximately 9:03 p.m. EST for the ninth of 10 races. Defending sprint champion DREFONG leads the fray, though this is a highly-competitive contest. Be sure to consider this race carefully if…

Distance specialist Bigger Picture out for more in Bowling Green

The Grade II, $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes came up strong on a star-studded Saturday card at Saratoga. The Grade II Jim Dandy, Grade I Alfred G. Vanderbilt and Grade II Amsterdam are also part of the 11-race extravaganza, with the Bowling Green going off as Race 9. Post time for the 1 3/8-mile turf event…

Weekly jockey review, 7/26/17; off and running at Saratoga, Del Mar

The nation’s top two summer venues for racing, Saratoga and Del Mar, opened for business last week to much fanfare. There’s plenty to discuss regarding jockey performances from those two tracks, so let’s get right to it. Don’t forget to apply this information when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Del Mar Rafael Bejarano is…

Abel Tasman, Salty to renew rivalry in Coaching Club American Oaks

The Grade I, $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks is the Sunday feature at Saratoga. The 1 1/8th-mile dirt heat attracted seven accomplished three-year-old fillies, including Kentucky Oaks and Acorn winner ABEL TASMAN. The CCA Oaks goes as Race 10 on an 11-race program; estimated post time is 6:18 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part…

It’s all about Arrogate in the San Diego Handicap

The Grade II, $300,000 San Diego Handicap is “must-see TV” this Saturday, as the mighty ARROGATE makes his first start since his impressive victory in the Dubai World Cup. A field of five will go 1 1/16th-miles on Del Mar’s main oval at approximately 9:10 p.m. EST. The San Diego is the ninth of 10…

Lady Eli seeks revenge on Dickinson in Diana

The Grade I Diana Stakes takes center stage on opening Saturday at Saratoga. Six star fillies and mares will go 1 1/8-miles on the turf in pursuit of a $500,000 purse. The Diana is the 10th of 11 races on the day; estimated post time is 5:55 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in…

Weekly jockey review, 7/19/17; Jose Ortiz bests his brother at Belmont

Belmont and Los Alamitos wrapped up this week, setting the stage for the summer’s premier venues; Saratoga and Del Mar! Let’s take a look at how some of the country’s best jockeys fared along both coasts. Don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Jose Ortiz caught and passed his brother Irad…

Indiana Derby selections, jockey analysis; 7/15/17

The Grade III, $500,000 Indiana Derby takes place Saturday night at Indiana Grand race course. Notable runners from the Triple Crown trail such as IRAP, WILD SHOT and UNTRAPPED are present in the 11-horse field. Post time for the Indiana Derby, the ninth of 10 races, is 9:49 p.m. EST. They’ll go 1 1/16-miles on…